Friday, 24 June 2016

Hello Mr Chatterbox

It's funny now when I think back to how worried we were about Ethan's speech. But back then, no matter what we did and how much encouragement he received, we got nothing. Not a thing! 

And it was like that up until just after he started nursery at just before 3 years and 4 months old. When suddenly we started getting some speech come through. 

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Two Of Our New Favourite Books

Finding new books to read has got to be one of our favourite things!

I know that if I let myself, I could easily spend a small fortune on new books for the boys. There's just something about reading a story for the very first time and the smell of a brand new book isn't there?!

We're always adding to our children's book collection.. Ethan has so many books that he enjoys, but at the moment we are loving two very unique new books in particular. 

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Routines, working from home and having two very young children

Routines! I guess we sort of just fell into ours. I think our approach to parenting and to life in general is just to see what works. See how we can fit things in to do our day that enables us to sort of feel like we've got things under control. 

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

How We Announced Our Pregnancies

Telling people that you're pregnant has got to be one of the most exciting things no matter how you choose to do it. For us, we decided to announce our first pregnancy (Ethan) on our wedding day just after the speeches. Our parents and siblings already knew, but it was a big surprise for everyone else there!

We'd found out that I was pregnant with our first baby just a few weeks before our big day, so we were quite early in to the pregnancy and despite it being a bit of a risk, we decided that we'd never get the opportunity to announce that we were having a baby on our wedding day ever again. Pus I knew that if anything did happen with the baby I would rather people were aware anyway. So we went for it and of course, I'm so glad we did. It was a perfect way to announce our news.

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Time for the cats with FURminator

I often think about how much the cats have been through with Adam and I. We've had Sooty (pictured) and Sammy since we first moved in together at 19. We got Charlie later after wanting to adopt a rescue cat - Charlie didn't take his big bright eyes off us the entire time we were at the cat shelter, so he had to come home with us. Sadly, we lost Shadow last September a day after my 27th birthday. She was pregnant and stray when we took her in and I'll never stop missing her - I think about her all of the time. 

Sooty, Sammy and Charlie have seen a lot, they've seen us move home several times, they've seen us get married and go on to have our first baby and then our second. They've just seen us convert our home and theirs in to a 4 bedroom home, to enable it to be more of a long-term family house for us. 

They've been through a lot with us and they're always there, usually in the evening when the noisy boys are in bed, for a cuddle. 

I like to make sure that the cats still get their special time from us. That Sammy gets lots and lots of cuddles, because I think she thinks she's mine and Adam's third child. That Charlie comes on walks with us and gets included (he thinks he's a dog!) and that Sooty, whilst not as cuddly gets a nice good groom every now and again. It's something she loves and with all that long hair, I'm really not surprised. 

Friday, 17 June 2016

Win a St George’s Hypnos Bed from Furniture Village

Happy Friday everyone! 

Today on my blog I am sharing something a little bit different for you!.. I've agreed to help promote a competition where entrants can be in with the chance of winning a brand new statement bed with headboard, divan and mattress from Furniture Village

I'm not really a sports person myself, so I have't got in to the Euros, but for someone who is in to to their football or if you're feeling rather patriotic with the big milestones we've had this year like the Queens 90th birthday then this might just be a great little opportunity to win a brand new bed. Whilst I'm not into sports, I have personally loved watching the Queen's birthday celebrations, she has lived and reigned as Queen for so long and has done so much for our country. I love anything to do with the royals, one of my favourite things to do is read about or watch television programmes about royal history. I find it so so interesting! I also sort of wish I could go back and take History as a GCSE instead of Geography (what was I thinking?!).

So back to the competition.. Furniture Village are currently giving away a St George’s Hypnos Bed (as pictured below) over on their official facebook page and all you need to do to be in with the chance of winning is head on over to their page on facebook and answer just one simple question about the Euros, then you simply fill out your name, your email address and your postcode and press enter. It really is that simple and for the sake of winning a new bed and mattress is really worth doing. 

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

The Sibling Project: Brothers in June | 2016

I'm not quite sure where to start talking about these two. Lately I'm feeling so emotional about them both, it's like I sort of can't quite believe these two are my little boys. They amaze me every single day and I feel like the worlds luckiest Mummy. 

Ethan this month has been so much more tolerant of his brother and his interest in him has grown this month too. He's always been protective of him right from the moment he was born, but now Ethan is starting to see that Logan is growing up - he's no longer just a baby that lays there all day. He sees that Logan has a little personality and that he is cheeky and funny. And more importantly, that he wants to play. Like with all siblings, it's obvious to me that this common interest will bring them together. 
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